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Virginia Museum of History & Culture offering FREE Online Resources and Digital Programming

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) will be offering free online video content, webinars, student learning resources, and virtual tours to offset being closed to the public.

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VMHC has announced a plethora of options for learning at home.

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) will be offering free online video content, webinars, student learning resources, and virtual tours as the museum is currently closed to the public following the guidance of state authorities in regards to the spread of COVID-19. The VMHC is currently the only local Richmond museum offering this extensive distance programming. These resources can be found at VirginiaHistory.org/AtHome.

“We are here to serve the people of this Commonwealth – to enrich their lives through the saving and sharing of Virginia’s long and complex history. While the museum must be closed so that we can do our part to stem the tide of this virus, we are eager to expand our relationship with our community – students at home and lifelong learners alike,” said President & CEO Jamie Bosket, “so long as we are able, we will use our staff talent to keep generating new content to share.”

History Lecture Archive

  • Hundreds of hours of recorded lectures on topics spanning Virginia’s long history from some of the
    biggest names in history.

Upcoming Webinars:

  • VMHC Educators will offer regular live webinars tailored for both student and general adult audiences,
    including:

    • Wednesday, March 18: HistoryConnects: Women’s Suffrage Starter Pack (for students, 4th & 5th
      grades)
    • Monday, March 23: Picture This: Virginia in the 20th Century Webinar (for all ages)
    • Thursday, March 26: HistoryConnects: Sign of the Times: Activism in the Suffrage Movement (for
      students-middle & high school grades)

Online Learning for Students:

  • VMHC’s rich content for students studying at home includes:
    • Color Our Collections themed coloring pages available to print
    • Educational Videos
    • The Story of Virginia Digital Timeline
    • Virginia History Explorer
    • Other Learning Resources & Lesson Plans

Virtual Tours:

  • The VMHC offers virtual tours of its current major exhibitions, including:
    • The Story of Virginia Exhibition
    • Landscapes of Virginia Exhibition
    • Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality – Coming Soon
    • Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women’s Suffrage to Today – Coming Soon

Shop Merchandise

  • VMHC’s specialty gift shop is still available for online shopping. Enjoy a new book or video from our vast
    history bookstore, historical games, or unique household and office décor.

For more details please visit our special webpage:
https://www.virginiahistory.org/your-visit/virginia-history-home

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Cobra Burgers Have Coiled Up In Manchester

I’m now officially looking forward to Friday for a whole new set of reasons.

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Hatch Cafe is an event space, pop-up venue and incubator for all things food and beverage. They call 2601 Maury Street their home. Normally they have a small but solid list of options. ⁣Follow their Facebook to see the latest Pop-up they’re hosting, most recently you missed out on lobster rolls.

On Fridays from 5 to 9pm and then Saturdays from 12noon to 9pm. they’re the home for Cobra Burger.  You might recognize co-founders Adam Musselman,  Joshua Franklin, and Melville Johnson IV from the now-shuttered Cardinal State Butcher in Bon Air.

Richmond Magazine has an in-depth scoop on Cobra Burger that provides great insight into what Cobra Burger is all about.

Richmond Magazine:

So what, exactly, is a Cobra Burger? Two Harris Farms beef patties, American cheese, Cobra bread-and-butter pickles and pickled red onions, shredded lettuce, and the signature Cobra sauce on a potato bun. Other varieties include a solo patty, or “Junior” size, and “The King,” four towering patties — all served with pickled French fries.

The article also mentions their vegan option and the loose-meat sandwich a mid-west take on the Sloppy Joe.

But c’mon all you really need to know is this image from Cobra Burger’s Instagram.

Ordering is live on the appropriate day via the link:  cafe.hatchkitchenrva.com Simply click to ‘schedule for later’ then select which day and time slot, and you’re good to go!⁣ There is limited dine-in seating if you don’t want grab and go.

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Metro Richmond Flying Squad Looking to Land on Bainbridge Street

The Metro Richmond Flying Squad is a Rehab/Canteen response unit staffed by volunteers who operate at various incidents to offer Rehab/Canteen services to the Metro Richmond emergency responders.

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With a motto of “Everyone Goes Home” The Metro Richmond Flying Squad is a Rehab/Canteen response unit staffed by volunteers who operate at various incidents to offer Rehab/Canteen services to the Metro Richmond emergency responders. The Metro Richmond Flying Squad provides a “safety net” for those emergency workers by providing a safe, clean area to rest, rehydrate, re-nourish and be medically evaluated for a period prior to going back into emergency operation mode.

Last night the Richmond City Council unanimously approved the ordinance that authorizes the sale of 2901 Bainbridge Street (Richmond’s former firehouse 17). This property will become the headquarters for the Flying Squad along with other exciting potential uses that honor the steep firefighting history of the City of Richmond.

Formerly Firehouse 17 at 2901 Bainbridge (Photo from Google Maps)

Learn more about the Squad and their efforts to bring life into a building that needs a good bit of TLC on Facebook. Click through to the photos to get an idea of the quality work they do to support our first responders.

 

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Fall Plant Sale at TreeLab

Go buy yourself a nice Juncus effusus (Soft Rush) or Salix nigra (Black Willow).

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Okay, I didn’t know that we had a TreeLab here in Richmond so it’s great news to hear that they’re having a sale on perennials, shrubs, and trees. See the list and pricing here.

It’s the end of the summer and we need to clear out some inventory!

Join TreeLab at the Amelia Street School greenhouse (behind the school on S Meadow St.) on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am – 2pm for native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your fall landscaping. Support TreeLab’s work greening Richmond with your purchase.

Details:

We will not be accepting pre-orders or holding plants. First come, first serve. NO CASH! We will be accepting payment via credit card or check only.

Please wear a mask and observe social distancing. The plant sale is located outdoors.
Location and parking:

Amelia Street School is in the Maymont neighborhood
1821 Amelia St, Richmond, VA 23220
The greenhouse is located behind the school, along S Meadow St.

Please park on the street!
You will be able to drive up onto the lawn to load plants into your car, but please do not park there.

The official word on Enrichmond’s TreeLab.

TreeLab is here to beautify, improve, and inform the City of Richmond through ornamental plant production, planting, and education, with a focus on native species.

TreeLab produces high-quality beautification plants and connects citizens to the benefits of Richmond’s natural urban environment through information distribution, access to horticultural expertise, collaborative projects, and workforce development opportunities.

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